"Rev 6:2 “And I saw, and behold a white
horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him:
and he went forth conquering, and to conquer”. ”.
and see” were the words John heard as the Lord Jesus opened the first
Only one verse is given to describe what followed, but so much is
said in these few words.
This is a man that will have much impact on
the world. But,
who is he? He enters riding a white horse
like a great champion carrying only a bow. No shield or armour is
mentioned. Nothing is said of any great armies following him. He appears
to be alone. He has no crown, but one is given to him. He goes forth
conquering nations, and to conquer others not yet fallen before him. He
is a warrior.
His power and authority come from Satan.
dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority”. (Rev
The scene turns to a red horse
as the second seal is opened, and the rider goes forth with a great sword to
take peace from the earth. The rider now brings turmoil to the world as
he continues to conquer new lands, and impose his will upon the world.
Resisting kingdoms will thrust the world into a full-scale war.
The third seal is opened and a black
horse comes forth. The sufferings resulting from this horrific war can
be seen as famine fills the land, and the “king of fierce countenance”
(Daniel 8:23) continues to move across, claiming his empire.
Then, finally, the face of
death is upon the earth as the fourth seal is opened and the horse is
now pale, and Hell follows as “power was given unto him over the fourth part of the
earth…”. (Rev 6:8) Half the population will die during the reign of
this wicked one..
- The man appears first as a hero on a
white horse, but will destroy many through a promise of peace. (Daniel
- After making a seven year peace treaty with the nation of Israel,
he will allow the Jews to rebuild their temple in Jerusalem.
- The dream
of “peace at last” for Israel will be shattered when this “man of sin”
(2 Th 2:3) kills the “two witnesses” of God (Rev. 11:7) and claims the
temple for himself, seeking to set up his throne as the king of the
world, and the God of the creation.
- “Who opposeth and exalteth himself
above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God
sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” (II
- He will seek to wipe out the Jews and all who resist him.
One of the greatest desires for carnal
man is to gain great power. So, finally, Satan has his man here in the
end that pursues the dream that began in the Garden when the serpent
told Eve, “ye shall be as gods…”. (Gen 3:5)
Who is this imposter posing as king of
The king of fierce countenance Daniel
That man of sin 2Th 2:3
The son of perdition 2Th 2:3
The spoiler & the extortioner Isa 16:4
That Wicked 2Th 2:8
The beast Rev 13:2
He is the Anti-Christ
Chapter 19 of the book of The
Revelation tells of
another white horse rider.
Rev. 19:11 “And I saw heaven opened,
and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful
and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war”.
Unlike the first white horse rider,
this rider makes a grand entry.
Heaven opens, and He appears wearing
His armour is His own, and He has proven it Himself.
he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called
The Word of God”. (Rev 19:13)
He is not alone.
He is followed by the
armies which were in heaven. (Rev 19:14)
He bears a name on His
vesture and on His thigh, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS”. (Rev
This would not be the first time He came
riding into Jerusalem. The first time He entered Jerusalem as a humble
servant riding a little donkey. He wept as He looked over Jerusalem and
saw the people, through whom He had chosen to bring God’s gift of life
to the world, as they missed the time of the visitation. This first
time, as the Lamb of God, He spoke not a word as they spat on Him,
plucked out His beard, and tied Him to a post and beat Him. Then nailed
Him to a cross to bear the shame, and pay the price to redeem mankind to
But not this time! This time He comes to
Jerusalem as The King. He is riding a white horse suited to depict His
authority as the King, coming to take His rightful place on the throne
as the real King of Israel. He has come to take back what is rightfully
His. His weapon is His Word that cuts asunder, and brings under
subjection the rebellious kingdoms of this world that have denied Him,
and exalted themselves to great heights. “And out of his mouth goeth a
sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule
them with a rod of iron”. (Rev 19:15 )
(the white horse rider of
will lead the kings of the earth in one last battle as they
gather together in a place called Armageddon to battle the King of Kings
(The white horse rider of Rev. 19)
and His army.
|And I saw the beast, and the kings of the
earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that
sat on the horse, and against his army.
And the beast was taken, and with him the
false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived
them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped
his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with
brimstone. (Rev 19:19-20)
Who is the second white horse rider?
The Lamb of God
The beloved Son of God
The King of Kings
He has many titles and names
He is the Lord Jesus!
so, come, Lord Jesus (Rev 22:20)
Bro. Gene Creech